Testosterone deficiency leads to several health issues


Our body produces some substances which help in different biological processes and function; those substances are known as hormones. Hormones are produced by various glands located at different position in the body. Testosterone is the hormone secreted by male genital organ called as Testes.  Testosterone helps in developing primary and sexual characters of males. Testosterone is also present in women but in really low quantity as they produces estrogen. Estrogen is same as testosterone but it help in developing female characteristics in women.  Testosterone basically helps in improving the appearance of an individual. It is produced by testes and adrenal gland but its secretion is controlled by pituitary gland which is known as master gland. It is responsible for secretion of certain hormones all over the body. Pituitary gland even secrets some hormones such as follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which stimulates the release of testosterone from testes. If there is any problem occurs in pituitary gland then testes may not able to make enough testosterone.

Testosterone plays different roles in completing the biological processes going inside the human body. Some of it is

  • Increases red blood cell production
  • Develops sex drive in male
  • Fertility
  • Increases libido
  • Increases bone and muscles
  • Hair growth
  • Boost up the metabolism of body
  • Improve physical appearance
  • Initiate the process of spermatogenesis
  • Development of masculine features male
  • Increases strength and power

Testosterone started to secret in man after puberty and its level rises every year. A the age  of 19-20 the testosterone level reaches its highest level of production. It remains their with slight change till age 30. After age 30, it started decreasing. This fall in testosterone level occurs naturally in each individual. The male is not able to make enough testosterone. This also occurs because of several diseases such as hypogonadism, it is a disease in which body fails to produce hormones or secrets then in very little amount. Testosterone level decrease is generally occurs due to hypogonadism also.  This creates testosterone deficiency and many health issues. If not paid attention these issues turn into harmful diseases. The average range of testosterone production is 300-1000ng/dL. If in any condition level decreases from this amount then it considered as low testosterone level. The sign and symptoms should be taken care of.

Many of the testosterone symptoms are

  • Genetic abnormalities such as Klinefelter’s Syndrome
  • Hemochromatosis (production of excessive iron in body)
  • Increase or decrease of appetite
  • Medications (basically those which treat cancer)
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Alcoholism
  • corticosteroid drugs
  • Low libido
  • Stress
  • Chemotherapy for diseases cancer
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Anxiety
  • Injury loss of the testicles
  • Hair loss
  • Baldness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • inflammation of the lungs
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Dysfunction or damaging of  the pituitary gland
  • Chronic illness
  • Obesity
  • Infertility
  • Depression